Chapel Hill Mall in Akron

Yappi

Go Buckeyes
I thought you guys were talking about Bakers Acres just off Howe. Bunch of Townhomes/Condos now
That's what I thought they were talking about at first but apparently there was an even older course that predates my memories.
 

oldline70

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I remember Bakers Acres very well when it was around, but regrettably, I never actually played there. Wish it was still around. The number of "affordable" golf courses in the Greater Akron area continues to shrink each year, it seems. The golf courses that are left have definitely picked up on this, and I feel like the weekend rates have gone up accordingly. I have no real empirical proof of this, but it seems like this is the case. Not to hijack the thread but I hope Brookledge (?) near Chapel Hill sticks around for a long time.
 

clarkgriswold

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I remember Bakers Acres very well when it was around, but regrettably, I never actually played there. Wish it was still around. The number of "affordable" golf courses in the Greater Akron area continues to shrink each year, it seems. The golf courses that are left have definitely picked up on this, and I feel like the weekend rates have gone up accordingly. I have no real empirical proof of this, but it seems like this is the case. Not to hijack the thread but I hope Brookledge (?) near Chapel Hill sticks around for a long time.
I think Brookledge is in pretty solid shape. Always a solid crowd and they've put a lot of money in the course. Doesn't hurt that the city owns it either. Oddly, I never played Baker's either. I understand it wasn't much of a course. I grew up playing a lot at Valley View and Sycamore and they are both long gone. I really miss Maplecrest.
 

oldline70

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I also played Sycamore a lot and was very disappointed to see it go. Although a shorter 'executive' type course, it was cheap and a nice, easy, quick way to get a round in. Many times (circa mid-2000s, where's the time gone!!) I'd pop in there just to get a round in late in the day on weekends when playing a traditional regulation 9 wouldn't have been practical. As I recall, they didn't take tee times, you just showed up and put your ball in the tube at the tee on #1 and when yours came up, you teed off and off you went. Cheesy, maybe, but it worked for me.

We need more courses like Sycamore, but unfortunately I think the time for these has kind of passed, and it's really too bad.
 
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allworld

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I also played Sycamore a lot and was very disappointed to see it go. Although a shorter 'executive' type course, it was cheap and a nice, easy, quick way to get a round in. Many times (circa mid-2000s, where's the time gone!!) I'd pop in there just to get a round in late in the day on weekends when playing a traditional regulation 9 wouldn't have been practical. As I recall, they didn't take tee times, you just showed up and put your ball in the tube at the tee on #1 and when yours came up, you teed off and off you went. Cheesy, maybe, but it worked for me.

We need more courses like Sycamore, but unfortunately I think the time for these has kind of passed, and it's really too bad.
Sycamore and Riverwoods is where I pretty much learned to play golf. Riverwoods had one of the best practice areas around. Copley Greens was also a place i would practice all the time. Even had a couple lessons from the local Pro, Phil Sherman. The owner, Frank, was also very cool.
 

allworld

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I think Brookledge is in pretty solid shape. Always a solid crowd and they've put a lot of money in the course. Doesn't hurt that the city owns it either. Oddly, I never played Baker's either. I understand it wasn't much of a course. I grew up playing a lot at Valley View and Sycamore and they are both long gone. I really miss Maplecrest.
A lot of people called it a cow pasture but the travel league i had back then played it once a year for 3-4 years. Brookledge is solid!
 

Yappi

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Not a good sign from the only healthy mall in the Akron area. Another concern from the article is that "no one was arrested". Summit Mall better put an end to this quickly before they are on their own death spiral. Arrest the perpetrators and ban them from the property.

Summit Mall closes abruptly day after Christmas due to fights, concerns over COVID-19

A press release from the city of Fairlawn states a “number of young persons” gathered at Summit Mall on Dec. 26.

The Fairlawn Police Department and Summit Mall management were aware of the event and staffed accordingly. After the first few incidents, Summit Mall management elected to close the mall.
 
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